A Lancashire art gallery is celebrating 110 years of being open to the public with a new autumn programme.

Blackpool’s Grundy Art Gallery is delighted to announce details of its upcoming autumn programme, which includes a new light art installation by the internationally renowned artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman for the exterior of Grundy’s building; a major new international exhibition from Hayward Gallery Touring; a foyer display that looks back at Grundy’s 110 year history; and a new project for Grundy’s forecourt to coincide with Black History Month.

Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for community engagement, aspiration and community assets, Cllr Kath Benson, said: “One hundred and ten years after it opened its doors, Grundy continues to demonstrate its commitment to the people of Blackpool.

"From high profile international artists, to our local creative young people, the Grundy’s autumn programme will showcase the best of what Blackpool has to offer, as well as bringing to the town high quality exhibitions to share with the people of Blackpool and beyond.”

October 26 will officially mark 110 years of the Grundy Art Gallery, and running until December 11, visitors will be able to browse through a display of archival materials in the foyer that will look back into the history of the gallery.

Looking forward, the display will also highlight some of the exciting future activity that is planned.

In addition to this, Grundy’s 110 anniversary is being marked in a number of different ways including; newly designed shop products, the unveiling of a Blue Plaque and the establishing of a Grundy Art Gallery Anniversary Collection, which will see the acquisition of new works into Grundy’s permanent collection.

Made throughout the year, these new works are being selected to provide future audiences with a record of the extraordinary times that we are living through and for the fact that they each speak very clearly of the time in which they have been made.

For more information on exhibitions and workshops, visit www.thegrundy.org/

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